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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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Jun 08, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: fiction, lost-lit

I know this is one of the 1001 Books you must read, and I have to confess, I really only read it because it is on the Lost Lit List... as I am a huge fan of the show. But I really didnt get it. I was confused most of the time, and had to force myself to finish it in two days, as there was no way I would allow myself to drag out such a short novel for much longer than that.

Am I the only person who wasnt impressed with it? I understood the premise. Marlow lands himself on a steamer and heads into dark territory to find and rescue Mr. Kurtz. He encounters some angry natives, hires cannibals as his crew, and even watches a man die, bleeding into his shoes. But wow. What a tough read. I felt lost at times, and couldnt really locate a connection to the show Lost.. so it was a double whammy for me.

I think I am just relieved that I have read it and can add it to my bookshelf.

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Reading Progress

June 8, 2008 – Shelved
Started Reading
June 23, 2008 – Shelved as: fiction
June 23, 2008 – Finished Reading
June 26, 2008 – Shelved as: lost-lit

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Wreade1872 You disappoint me Lori, you disappoint me ;) . I love the writing in this and the fact that 90% of the story only exists inside the protagonist's head.
It feels like there's such a disconnect between the actual events and what the main character is experiencing and thinking.

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